Sunday, December 11, 2016

Ep 39 - Song 5: "Winter's Night" by Cheshire Moon



"Cheshire Moon is a fanciful melding of trickster bird Lizzie Crowe and mad hatter Eric Coleman.

"These two-time Pegasus Award recipients are part of the growing music genre known as MythPunk, bringing old gods and folk tales into modern day, and bringing faerie tale princesses into the light of dark magic.

"They weave journeys of song and story, bringing their listeners along for the ride. Care to come along?"
- from their Facebook page

"Cheshire Moon is Lizzie Crowe and Eric Coleman (currently, there are others occasionally).

"Lizzie comes from a musical family. Her mother was a concert pianist, and as a small child Lizzie would often sit with her back against the soundboard as her mother played, the music flowing into her, and though she loved the stage, she could never bring herself to be on it. Until being dragged up to sing with Eric in 2010, Lizzie’s stage antics were spent behind the scenes, from stage runner, emergency costume repair, and general keeper of the peace to stage manager for a small Chicago dance company. It was only after being dragged to her first Duckon by SJ Tucker did she discover Filk. And in fact, it was thanks to two of her fellow filkers that she and Eric were introduced. If you happen to ask Lizzie about knitting/crochet, musicals, Doctor Who, Final Fantasy, Bach concertos, or blood-borne pathogens, your afternoon will be filled with answers and squeeing.

"Eric started his life on stage in the theater, being cast by his father in various younger roles before entering the Drake University school of theater in 1977. He has a BA in Fine Arts, specializing in directing and light design. He discovered con-going quite by chance when he was asked to run the computers for the WindyCon game room one year. That evening, at his first room party, he ended up on a couch swapping terrible puns with a strange little man. Eric found out later that strange little man was Bob Aspirin, one of his favorite authors. In the following years Eric ran gaming at Windycon, a one watt radio station at Capricon and the music track at Demicon. He performed solo for many years and became a part of the Dementia music scene. He was also a founding member of Toyboat, hard rock filk band from the Chicago area. His fandoms are many, but if you want to lose an hour or so of your time, bring up punk rock, the Algonquin Round Table, the Marx Brothers, Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland, swashbuckler movies, or Planetary Romance novels (especially the Carson of Venus Series).

"As songwriters, they consider themselves to be a part of the growing music genre known as MythPunk, bringing old gods and folk tales into modern day, and bringing faerie tale princesses into the light of dark magic. They play around the Midwest at a combination of conventions, coffee houses, pagan festivals and house concerts. They won two Pegasus Awards in 2014, Best Song for Snow White, Red Road, and Best Performer."
- also from their Facebook page


Home page:
http://www.cheshiremoonband.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/cheshiremoonmusic/

BandCamp:
https://cheshiremoon.bandcamp.com/

To download the podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode39_201612/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20Episode%2039.mp3

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